Two HCP Professors are Among Newest Members of the National Academy of Medicine

Two Health Care Policy faculty are among the most recent members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM): Professor of Health Care Policy, David Grabowski, PhD, and Warren Alpert Foundation Professor of Health Care Policy and Professor of Medicine, Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD.

Grabowski joined HCP colleague McWilliams, who was inducted into the NAM earlier this month, at the annual meeting.

McWilliams was elected to the NAM in 2022for his exceptional scholarship, and seminal research examining the design and impact of health care payment systems, organization and quality of health care delivery.”

 Known for his rigor, creativity, and depth, he has produced groundbreaking evidence and substantive insights that have directly influenced federal payment policy, which he now helps design as a senior advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.”

Grabowski’s election honors his “leadership, prominence, and contributions to the field of health economics, for elucidating novel trends in long-term and post-acute care quality, and identifying contradictory payment policies for Medicare and Medicaid, and for his work on the determinants of COVID-19 in nursing home deaths resulting in policy changes.”

The National Academy of Medicine was founded in 1970 to address critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy across sectors. While focused on health and medicine, NAM offers diverse perspectives in its scope, assuring that at least a quarter of its total membership is selected from fields outside of health professions. 

With over 2400 current members, election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health.

Every year, new members offer fresh perspectives and influence on public health. As stated by NAM President Victor J. Dzau, “Their contributions to health and medicine are unparalleled, and their leadership and expertise will be essential to helping the NAM tackle today’s urgent health challenges, inform the future of health care, and ensure health equity for the benefit of all around the globe.” 

For more on the research of Grabowski and McWilliams, please visit the HCP website.